STRAND Paul & SHEELER Charles

Paul Strand (1890-1976)
“One of America’s most famous art photographers, Paul Strand’s career spanned 60 years; his ‘Wall Street’ (1915) and ‘Mexican Portfolio’ (1930s) are considered masterpieces. Strand also worked as a documentary filmmaker, especially in the 1930s for various left-wing organizations, producing ‘Redes ‘(1934) and ‘Native Land’ (1937-41), among others.”
—Jan-Christopher Horak

Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)

“Born into wealth, Charles Sheeler became an artist in the 1910s, creating ‘Precisionist’ paintings that looked like photographs and sharply realist photographs that won numerous prizes. Apart from several attempts at filmmaking, Manhatta was his only film work, but ‘Church Street El’ (1920) among other paintings and photographs are renditions from the film.”
—Jan-Christopher Horak

Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941

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MANHATTA
1921 / 16 mm / n&b / sil / 9' 00 / 37 €